The nominees are in! The Kennedy Center Honors has announced the honorees for 2018, and would you look at this! Reba McEntire is on the distinguished list! Others included this year are actress and singer Cher, composer and pianist Philip Glass, and jazz saxophonist and composer Wayne Shorter. Also this year, the co-creators of Hamilton—writer and actor Lin-Manuel Miranda, director Thomas Kail, choreographer Andy Blankenbuehler, and music director Alex Lacamoire—will receive a unique Kennedy Center Honors as trailblazing creators of a transformative work that defies category.
This is going to be a fantastic night of celebration for Reba for sure as the honorees will be saluted by celebrity performers in a star-studded celebration on Sunday, Dec. 2.
The Honors Gala will be broadcast nationwide on CBS on Wed., Dec. 26 at 8 p.m. ET.
Politics has been a bit of an issue with the Gala, last year the President and First Lady bowed out of attending to allow the focus to be on the recipients, and have said through the PR department that it is too early to tell yet if they will attend this year. A couple of the honorees are not Trump supporters. Cher campaigned for Hillary, and one of the creators of Hamilton has spoken out against the President too. Most have said no matter if the President attends or not they will be there!
One of my favorite recent Reba performances was when she sang her hit duet "Does He Love You" with Carrie Underwood at the Opry.
And how can we forget her hilarious tv show?! Take a look at some of the bloopers from "Reba"